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Cedar Planter Box

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Project by Mauricio posted 06-01-2011 06:49 PM 2406 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of my earier projects. Its a cedar planter box finished in Spar Varnish. Its been outside for about 2 years now and its still looks pretty new. The last picture is from today with some herbs in it.

I also just added another layer of finish this spring so it will last a while longer.

I based it off of a picture a I saw online. I drew up the plans myself before I figured out how to use sketchup.

Hope this gives someone food or thought for a future project.

Regards,

Mauricio

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch





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#1 posted 06-04-2011 12:54 AM

well done
and spring the time for outdoors projects

the inserts are good too
keeps the water and dirt from trashing everything

bet the wife is happy

now for the rest of the do list
make 20 more lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 06-06-2011 09:04 PM

Hi David,

Thanks for posting, I was beggining to think no body liked planter boxes!

It took me so long to do and its is almost too nice to put outside. The spar varnish is working like a champ though.

If I had to do it again I would think about a simpler way of doing it. The individual slats that had to have a tenon and rounded edges routed on each one tool a long time and is a pain to fit in the frame.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#3 posted 08-18-2011 01:48 AM

The planter box is wonderful. It’s beautiful.

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#4 posted 04-17-2012 07:41 PM

Is that marijuana growing in the pot on the right?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#5 posted 04-17-2012 07:51 PM

shhhh, keep in on the DL.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#6 posted 05-28-2013 05:56 AM

Of course we like planters. If fact, I like it so well that I am going to make one like yours. It is the best one I’ve seen. Nice job on it.

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#7 posted 05-28-2013 02:19 PM

Thanks Nikki! Go for it, I’d love to see it.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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